Northern California Angora Guild

Saturday, February 16, 2008

John and Erlynn

John B. was into French Angora in the mid 1990s. At the time the number of French Angora being shown was quite substantial and John was one of the active exhibitors.

He had some changes in life, and he went out of rabbits.

Now he is back, and some more changes in his life.

As a committed bachelor for years, John decided it's time to settle down and have a family. He fell in love with Erlynn who is originally from Philippines but was working in Hong Kong when they met. A long distance love connection blossomed into marriage. John and Erlynn married three years ago but had to wait for two years to get the visa for Erlynn to come to the US. Now they are expecting their first child in 7 months.

We look forward to seeing John and Erlynn more often in shows and congratulate them for the pending addition to their family.

Friday, February 15, 2008

Angora Group in Shows

An old time French Angora breeder Tom came to visit at Santa Rosa. He no longer has rabbits but he is seriously considering making a come back. He visited the French Angora breeders and chatted with others.

He took these photos and wishes to share with all. The top two photos are the Angora group sitting together knitting and chatting. The other two photos are the French Angora Best of Breed winner Carol W. with whom Tom had the most discussion about the breed.

We look forward to Tom's return to the Wonderful World of Angora.

Thursday, February 14, 2008

Happy Valentine

Northern California Angora Guild wishes everyone a happy Valentine's Day.

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Alex, Queen of PA State Convention

Alex getting Aries ready for show.

Alex in her "Queen" attire and Best In Show chair.

Alex in her "Queen" attire and next to her Best In Show prize.

Pennsylvania State Convention is known for its size and fun. It is not unusual to have 4000 to 6000 rabbits in the show. There are also specialty shows and youth royalty contests held in conjunction with the state convention.

Alex had a wonderful time and achieved everything that she prepared for in this convention. She won the royalty contest, was crowned "Queen" of the PA State Convention. Then her English Angora lilac tort senior doe won the youth Best In Show in the specialty show judged by our Randy.

Alex has been breeding and showing English Angora for several years. Some of her rabbits have California connection. In 2005, she bought a lilac tort doe from Charlie and this doe won the colored senior doe class in youth in the 2005 convention. Alex's Angora Acres Aries, the youth BIS winner, is a daughter of Charlie's doe. Aries bears a striking resemblance to her mother.

Randy has commented to us how well this "young lady" has done in the PA convention. Her rabbits were beautiful and that she was poised. From these pictures, we can see why Randy was very impressed with her.

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Sisters Rule The Shows

Melanie and Keelyn, two Best In Show winners in A and B.

Melanie wins Best In Show in show A with a Mini Satin.

Keelyn wins Best In Show in show B with a Mini Rex; Allen is the judge.

In the Sonoma Marin RA show in Santa Rosa in January, little sister Melanie took youth Best In Show in show A with a Mini Satin and big sister Keelyn won youth Best In Show in show B with a Florida White.

Two sisters in the same show circuit and each won a Best In Show on the same day. That's very unusual; it's not going to happen again. Or is it?

In King City on Saturday, exactly the same thing happened except with one different breed. Little sister Melanie strikes first; her Mini Satin went over big sister's Mini Rex and Florida White and won the Youth Best In Show. In show B, Keelyn's Mini Rex won the Youth Best In Show.

Their secret formula is worth gold!

Monday, February 11, 2008

View From Pebble Beach

I had fun going to Pebble Beach. In this picture, I am wearing my Angora sweater that I made many years ago. It's a patchwork pattern. I dyed my yarn with two shades of blue KoolAid and used on two sides; the middle and the two sleeves are made from natural tort.

Beautiful Pacific oceanview.

Golfers at the 17th hole next to the ocean.

Another shot of golfers next to the ocean.

After the game was over, the news van rushed back to the studio. Our van followed the news van all the way north until we arrived at our exit.

Sunday, February 10, 2008

More Celebrity Sighting at Pebble Beach

Luke Wilson (Owen's little brother).

Kenny G.

Kevin Costner on the left and Carson Daly on the right.

Huey Lewis sports a dark vest and Andy Garcia in bright tan.

Huey Lewis signing autograph.

Kevin James signing a cap.

Chris Berman (ESPN sportscaster).